According to Devo Technology, a cloud-native logging and security analytics company, 81% of organizations revealed that the pandemic has only accelerated their cloud timelines. From that, Devo Technology saw:
- a 200% jump in businesses planning to move over 75% of apps and workloads to the cloud;
- 86% considering the cloud as an option in decision processes for new applications;
- And over 40% choosing cloud as their first option for those kinds of decisions.
Those numbers are impressive but shouldn’t be too surprising as people know the benefits of the cloud. That’s become especially important during the pandemic. However, the cloud probably isn’t going to be going anywhere. Here is why it’ll stick around well after the pandemic.
The Cloud Has Helped A Lot During COVID-19
Public clouds have removed businesses needing their own data center, hardware, network, and software. Furthermore, those who still used those faced issues working from home as that equipment needs maintenance.
Any time a system failed or there were outages or a problem that wasn’t easily fixed it lead to companies suffering.
You’ve also got to factor in that everything on public clouds is virtual. This provides additional reliability and scalability that was helpful during the pandemic. The study above shows that businesses were actively shifting their processes to the cloud as a means of working around on-premises systems.
And while these systems really shined during the pandemic, there are other reasons for why this technology will continue to be used long after the pandemic.
Companies Are Realizing Benefits Of Remote Work
As things are opening up more and more now, we’ll see workplaces opening up too. And while some people will be going back to the office, another thing people have been sold on is remote working.
Since the pandemic, companies saw a spike in productivity and a drop in infrastructure costs. That alone is enough for companies to be more accepting with the idea of a remote workforce. It’s a stark comparison to their opinions only a few years ago.
Remote work has also offered other benefits like lower carbon emissions since there are fewer commutes and employees have more flexibility in choosing where to live and get better work/life balance.
It’s comfortable to say remote working is on the rise, therefore, cloud computing becomes a more necessary tool. Companies are able to scale up further thanks to this and support a more remote team they otherwise couldn’t do with on-site equipment.
There Is Further Innovation
Another development that’s occurring is that public clouds are getting more R&D these days than before. Cloud providers themselves have been putting in work, however companies now are branching it out to making separate software systems, offering security governance, enterprise applications, databases, and more.
Cloud Isn’t Stopping Anytime Soon
With these developments, use of the cloud is only going to continue to grow. It’s a silver lining since the pandemic has pushed businesses to shift to cloud computing in the first place. However it’s still a solid step as businesses are developing this industry faster now than ever before.